-less (?). [AS. le�xa0;s loose, false; akin to OS. ls loose, false, D. los loose, loos false, sly, G. los loose, Icel. lauss loose, vacant, Goth. laus empty, vain, and also to E. loose, lose. &root;127. See Lose, and cf. Loose, Leasing.]

A privative adjective suffix, denoting without, destitute of, not having; as witless, childless, fatherless.


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